Cubs vs. Brewers: Chatwood vs. Peralta (Game 3)
CHC(1-1): RHP Tyler Chatwood (0-0, -.-- ERA)
MIL (1-1): RHP Freddy Peralta (0-0, -.-- ERA)
First pitch 1:20pmCDT
Tyler Chatwood leads the way Sunday afternoon. The Cubs will be aiming to walk away victors in their first series, and Chatwood will attempt to build on a mildly successful 2019 campaign. Chatwood recovered from an absolutely dreadful first season with the Cubs (in which he walked over 8 batters per nine innings) to do respectable work out of the bullpen and as a spot starter. He found the zone with his fastball a little more and cut his walk rate in half. In five 2019 starts, he compiled a 3.97 ERA over 22.2 innings pitched. He's held current Brewers to a .535 OPS and is yet to surrender a homerun. Yelich is 4-12 with three walks off of him.
Freddy Peralta starts for the Brewers. He made eight starts for them in 2019 and appeared out of the pen 31 times. In those 85 innings he posted a K/9 over 12 but also allowed 1.59 HR per 9. Across 163.1 MLB innings he's allowed a career 4.79 ERA. In his eight starts last year 28 earned runs. This will be his first start against the Cubs.
The Cubs and Brewers enter the rubber game of the first series in a three-way tie with the Reds for second place, while the Cards are off to a hot 2-win start.
Eric S 1 hour 46 min ago (view)
Rea bringing the heat 94-96 - and retires the heart of the Indians lineup in order. He's looked impressive in his two appearances.
Eric S 2 hours 2 min ago (view)
Happ's bat being on fire is pleasing to the eye
Eric S 3 hours 3 min ago (view)
He's the anti-Kimbrel
Eric S 3 hours 6 min ago (view)
Oliver Perez alone is worth the price of admission - more kinds of "deliveries" than Baskin-Robbins has flavors.
crunch 3 hours 9 min ago (view)
anyone that doesn't enjoy watching oliver perez pitching isn't my friend and can't borrow any of my stuff.
Eric S 7 hours 26 min ago (view)
Agreed. Still a lot of swing and miss in the lineup and Caratini's make solid contact/line drive approach helps balance that out, particularly against righties
I like Bote's bat in the lineup as well with spelling KB at third and getting into the 2B rotation (Nico hasn't lept out ahead of the competition)
Dolorous Jon Lester 7 hours 44 min ago (view)
As well he should, Victor is a really good hitter. I am glad to see him getting these opportunities.
crunch 7 hours 56 min ago (view)
happ moving up...nice.
also, ross seems to really love caratini getting ABs.
Eric S 8 hours 33 min ago (view)
KB, Rizzo, Javy, Schwarber, Willson, Happ, JHey, Caratini (DH), Kipnis, Lester
Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 58 min ago (view)
Carlos Zambrano. Loved Z but by the end of
his tenure he was absolutely a negative influence.
Dolorous Jon Lester 13 hours 59 min ago (view)
I find it odd that they were basically able to totally re order the rotation and didn't move Hendricks to a home start this weekend against he team he tossed a shutout against.
Cubster 15 hours 31 min ago (view)
Aha, I see a topic. List all time Cub clubhouse cancers.
crunch 1 day 2 hours ago (view)
the indians waited too long to get trevor bauer away from influencing clevenger as a professional and human being...
there's a reason bauer has been sold "below cost" by 2 teams now.
also, do they even care that carlos carrasco is coming back from a boatload of chemo and has decided to participate in this season when he could have just taken his $$ and gone home for a year?
crunch 1 day 6 hours ago (view)
thursday stl/det double header postponed.
cards have played 5 games and might not play a 6th until the weekend...maybe.
some other teams will be 20+ games played at that point.
Eric S 1 day 7 hours ago (view)
Dietrich ends up with the Rangers on a minor league deal and sent to their alternate training site.